Burnout is a real thing, not just a cliché. Who knew!? Uncle Google did, that’s who. 🧐
Don’t know who needs to hear this— but burnout starts as a little anxiety and depression here and there nbd…. “like of course I’m stressed there’s a pandemic-recession-uncertainty-career change-political-nightmare” and the kind of polarization that tears at the fabric of society going on right now.
And suddenly you slip into something a little darker… I can’t imagine I’m the only experiencing some version of this right now tbh.
My amazing sister-in-law recommended this book: Burnout: The Secret to Solving the Stress Cycle. I’ll give it a shot.
Today has been another challenging day.
Around noon I played the game called “have I took my meds today?”
I decided I hadn’t and took them. Now I feel so much better. Lighter. Psych meds work, y’all. They may not be perfect but it’s a world of difference when you find ones that work.
I don’t want to bore you with details of my particular web of challenges but sometimes I can see the silver linings and conjure up a brighter future to look forward to. But most days it’s overwhelming dread, procrastination and lack of confidence.
My new new therapist says that what I’m experiencing is covid-fatigue.